Amd Athlon Fx-57 (Socket939)

By KillaFx
Mar 15, 2007
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  1. This processor is advertised at a speed of 2.8 Ghz, and my friend told me its blazing fast. Please shed some light on this because i have purchased this processor for roughly $300. And now i come to realize that my old p4 processor was better... 3.2 Ghz speed. This is only 2.8. =(
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    The difference is that it's utilizing 2 physical cores, whereas your old P4 had only one. Note that the "performance" rating is much higher than that Pentium you had, and is much faster. It also has more L2 Cache and L1 Cache as well. Not everything is CPU Speed :D !
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Because you cannot judge a CPU by clock speed alone. If that were the case both Intel & AMD would be in trouble as their current flagship CPUs are running at 2.93/3.0GHz (Core 2 Duo / Athlon64).
  4. foozy

    foozy Newcomer, in training Posts: 267

    Your old P4 only had one processing core. The FX series has two.

    AMD and Intel both have information areas on multi-core technology.
  5. KillaFx

    KillaFx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Hey Umm but my pricessor isnt even dual-core. its not X2 or whatever.
  6. rdp5246

    rdp5246 Newcomer, in training

    FX 57 is single core, i think you have paid a tad too much, although it performs very well in games. fx 60's are dual core and they can be found on ebay for around 3-4 hundred.
  7. KillaFx

    KillaFx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    So is a pentium 4 3.2 Ghz processor faster than this? they both have one core. But the pentium is only 70 bucks. lol and this is 300. Could this one core explain why i have such horrible CPU% while using runescape/Java.
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    The Athlon FX57 is a single core, 2.8 Ghz processor. But it will absolutely destroy the Pentium 4, even if the later runs @ 3.2 Ghz.

    Believe me (google it if you don't), the FX57 is much faster than the P4 :)

    Regards :wave:
  9. KillaFx

    KillaFx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    How come on the p4 i get like 30% CPU in runescape and on my new fx57 i get like 100. You think its hardware related or software related.
  10. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Software related probably.
  11. KillaFx

    KillaFx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Im prolly going to reformat.
     
  12. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    The problem with runescape is probably software related.

    By the way there is no such thing as reformat. You are going to format.
    eg. I'm rewalking to the fridge. No I'm walking to the fridge.
  13. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Unless you're using it in the perspective "I'm going to format again" "I'm going to re-Format"....if you know what I mean. I would say that the FX-57 is very powerful though. You will get your money's worth out of it :D .
  14. KillaFx

    KillaFx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    LoL i hope i do cuz this is just not cutting it at all, my friends amd X23800+ out performs my processor in every way and its so much cheaper!!
  15. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    It shouldn't...since the "F" series is above the "X2" series. I would go and format (back up all your important data ;)...I learned the hard way last week :unch:).
  16. KillaFx

    KillaFx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    LOL thanks man but the thing is his is dual core.. mines isnt.
  17. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Doesn't matter...the performance is still above the "X2" series.
  18. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    Hi KillaFx,

    clock speed doesn't matter unless you're comparing architecturally identical processors. the P4 uses a very different architecture than the A64. there are many factors that determine processor performance, clock speed is only one of them.

    your 2.8GHz FX-57 is a faster processor than your 3.4GHz P4, not because of clock speed (obviously), but because of it's architecture.

    the CPU is not the only component that matters, and you are not simply comparing two CPU's. you are comparing two completely different systems. each hardware component in the system as well as how the software is setup/configured/fragmented/etc. has an effect on system performance.

    :wave:
     
  19. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    In every way? Or just in runescape?
  20. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    It shouldn't. I don't think that the game can use two cores (I may be wrong). So a X2 3800+ would perform similar to a A64 3200+. The FX57 is much faster than a 3200+.
  21. KillaFx

    KillaFx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Wow so what do you guys think it is?? My unexpensive ram or my software. or like king cody said config? if it is config what settings would i change?
    Should i format?
    Thanks a million guys i really really appreciate this.!!
  22. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    I think you should probably (re)format. Get a clean install of Windows (XP or Vista) and see if that makes it better. Don't use Vista unless you don't have XP... Vista is too buggy.
  23. KillaFx

    KillaFx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Alright Thanks a million metal !
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